Would you choose your career again

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Mr Herbert, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Mr Herbert

    Mr Herbert Senior member

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    hypothetically, if you could turn back time, would you choose your career again knowing what you do now about it?

    or for those who cant think hypotheically, would you recomend your son enter the same industry (assuming he had a similar temprement to yourself?) or would you steer him away and towards something else?

    In adition, anyone from a highly trained career path completely changed tack midlife?
     


  2. TGPlastic

    TGPlastic Senior member

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    I'm a lawyer in private practice with a small firm. I litigate criminal, PI, and some family law. 7+ years deep. If I had it to do over again I'd be a cheese maker, a light carpenter, or a resort bartender. Might also consider US Coast Guard or snowboard instructor. Yes, seriously. Note: the days of wanting your kid to grow up to be a doctor a lawyer or an indian chief are over.
     


  3. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I'd do it again in a heartbeat. not only that, but I'd love to have one of more of my kids do it
     


  4. Sartorial1

    Sartorial1 Senior member

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    Yep.
    5th generation of a family business.
    To my good fortune,
    each generation has been an only child.
     


  5. v.freeman

    v.freeman Senior member

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    I wouldn't mind working for the Federal Reserve or the US Treasury or some government job. Too bad the pay is complete shit.
     


  6. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I'd do it again in a heartbeat. not only that, but I'd love to have one of more of my kids do it
    Same here. I can't imagine doing anything else.
     


  7. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I would not choose this career again.
     


  8. Milpool

    Milpool Senior member

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    Yes. I would probably try to find an easier path. But overall, yes.
     


  9. CrazyJew

    CrazyJew Senior member

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    This could be an interesting topic if everyone gave at least a hint of what field they actually work in. No one's going to track you down based on your job description you know.
     


  10. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    no. porn doesn't really offer the long term financial stability that i thought it would
     


  11. tomgirl

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    I'm a lawyer in private practice with a small firm. I litigate criminal, PI, and some family law. 7+ years deep. If I had it to do over again I'd be a cheese maker, a light carpenter, or a resort bartender. Might also consider US Coast Guard or snowboard instructor. Yes, seriously. Note: the days of wanting your kid to grow up to be a doctor a lawyer or an indian chief are over.

    This seriously made me laugh. I wish my parents could read this.
     


  12. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    I'm a lawyer in private practice with a small firm. I litigate criminal, PI, and some family law. 7+ years deep. If I had it to do over again I'd be a cheese maker, a light carpenter, or a resort bartender. Might also consider US Coast Guard or snowboard instructor. Yes, seriously. Note: the days of wanting your kid to grow up to be a doctor a lawyer or an indian chief are over.
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  13. BP348

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    Yes, but I'd have to really think about the offer I turned down that would have keept me in the same field but down a different track.

    If my kids want to do what I do I'd rather they go down that other track.
     


  14. CouttsClient

    CouttsClient Senior member

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    Probably not...I'm considering a change...
     


  15. scurvyfreedman

    scurvyfreedman Senior member

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    I'm a lawyer for a not-for-profit. It took me longer to get where I wanted to get, but now that I'm there I'm very happy. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who didn't have the same core belief system. The not-for-profit world trades income for a cause and while fighting my way up to the top of the food chain I made significantly less than my friends who graduated law school with me. Now I just make a 25% less than they do, but I have a much better working envirnoment.
     


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